The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 89 84 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 40 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.44% 1.03% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.34% 4.01% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 5
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£348 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.13% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £306 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.38 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 - £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 - £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+130.64% -59.21%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
749 624 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.93% 25.69% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 323 251
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 50
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.22 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% -41.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -20 10 £305 -21.29% 7
Edinburgh +3 9 £418 +35.77% 10
Renfrewshire - 9 £349 -
Aberdeen +12 7 £310 -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - - 2
Inverclyde - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 62 (78.48%) Degree
2 23 (29.11%) Finance
3 21 (26.58%) ITIL
3 21 (26.58%) Windows
4 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
5 17 (21.52%) SQL
6 16 (20.25%) UNIX
6 16 (20.25%) Firewall
7 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.19%) Java
8 12 (15.19%) Linux
9 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
9 11 (13.92%) VMware
9 11 (13.92%) Mathematics
9 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (12.66%) HP
11 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (11.39%) VPN
11 9 (11.39%) Banking
11 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
12 8 (10.13%) Data Mapping
12 8 (10.13%) SCCM
12 8 (10.13%) Perl
12 8 (10.13%) C++
12 8 (10.13%) .NET
12 8 (10.13%) Oracle
12 8 (10.13%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (8.86%) HND
13 7 (8.86%) OO

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.53%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Agresso
2 1 (1.27%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) Firewall
2 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.39%) VPN
4 4 (5.06%) LAN
4 4 (5.06%) WAN
5 3 (3.80%) DNS
5 3 (3.80%) SAN
6 2 (2.53%) X.500
6 2 (2.53%) LDAP
6 2 (2.53%) SNMP
6 2 (2.53%) SSL
6 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.53%) NAS
7 1 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.27%) DHCP
7 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.27%) VoIP
7 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.27%) Wireless
7 1 (1.27%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Big Data
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.27%) DecisionStream
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) DB2
4 1 (1.27%) OLAP
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.27%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (1.27%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 1 (1.27%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.80%) JUnit
3 2 (2.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.53%) MSI
3 2 (2.53%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.53%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.53%) Selenium
3 2 (2.53%) NCrunch
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Developer
2 15 (18.99%) Consultant
3 6 (7.59%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (7.59%) Data Consultant
4 5 (6.33%) Architect
4 5 (6.33%) Tester
5 4 (5.06%) Junior
5 4 (5.06%) Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.06%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.06%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Junior Tester
5 4 (5.06%) UAT Tester
6 3 (3.80%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) jQuery
3 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 5 (6.33%) HTML
4 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.33%) CSS3
5 4 (5.06%) HTML5
5 4 (5.06%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.06%) Spring
6 3 (3.80%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.53%) WinForms
7 2 (2.53%) Java EE
7 2 (2.53%) YUI
7 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.27%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.27%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Mathematics
2 7 (8.86%) Physics
3 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) CESG
5 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.80%) CMDB
6 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.53%) Firmware
6 2 (2.53%) GIS
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.27%) LIMS
7 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.27%) PKI
7 1 (1.27%) CCTV
7 1 (1.27%) PMI
7 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Windows
2 16 (20.25%) UNIX
3 12 (15.19%) Linux
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.53%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.27%) AIX
6 1 (1.27%) HPUX
6 1 (1.27%) Solaris
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) ITIL
2 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.13%) Data Mapping
4 7 (8.86%) Multithreading
4 7 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (8.86%) OO
5 6 (7.59%) Project Management
6 5 (6.33%) OOD
7 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.06%) Security Testing
7 4 (5.06%) Product Management
7 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.06%) Software Distribution
8 3 (3.80%) Information Security
8 3 (3.80%) Security Management
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.80%) ITSM
8 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.80%) Six Sigma
9 2 (2.53%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.52%) SQL
2 12 (15.19%) Java
3 8 (10.13%) Perl
3 8 (10.13%) C++
4 6 (7.59%) C#
5 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.06%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) PHP
7 3 (3.80%) VBScript
8 2 (2.53%) VB
8 2 (2.53%) C
8 2 (2.53%) REXX
8 2 (2.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 62 (78.48%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (10.13%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.86%) HND
5 6 (7.59%) HNC
6 5 (6.33%) MCP
6 5 (6.33%) CISSP
6 5 (6.33%) MCTS
7 4 (5.06%) SSCP
7 4 (5.06%) GIAC
7 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.06%) CCSP
7 4 (5.06%) CEH
8 3 (3.80%) PMP
8 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.53%) ISEB
9 2 (2.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) KVM
4 1 (1.27%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.80%) SCOM
4 2 (2.53%) OpenView
4 2 (2.53%) WSUS
4 2 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.27%) Nagios
5 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.92%) VMware
3 10 (12.66%) HP
4 8 (10.13%) Oracle
5 4 (5.06%) IBM
6 3 (3.80%) ArcSight
6 3 (3.80%) Sybase
6 3 (3.80%) BMC
7 2 (2.53%) CA
7 2 (2.53%) Symantec
7 2 (2.53%) Citrix
7 2 (2.53%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 1 (1.27%) Sun
8 1 (1.27%) Cognos
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco
8 1 (1.27%) Remedy
8 1 (1.27%) AppSense
8 1 (1.27%) Altiris
8 1 (1.27%) Informatica
8 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
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